Treating autoimmune disease

21 February 2017

The autoimmune disease lupus is one of many where the genes involved may differ widely from individual to individual, meaning treatments that help one patient may not help another.

Professor Carola G. Vinuesa, who heads the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, describes how it is possible to make personalised mouse models to test treatment for an individual – and discusses how this process could become more affordable.